Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals is a public university in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Among Saudi universities, its science and engineering programs are highly regarded. It offers some programs that are not offered elsewhere in Saudi Arabia. Wikipedia.


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King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals | Date: 2016-09-30

Gold(III) complexes with mixed ligands as anticancer agents. The gold(III) cations are coordinated to bidentate ligands having diamino functional groups: a diaminocyclohexane ligand and a 1,3-propylenediamine ligand. The diaminocyclohexane ligand can exist in both cis- and trans-configurations, resulting in isomeric gold(III) complexes. Also described are pharmaceutical compositions incorporating the gold(III) complexes, methods of synthesis, methods of treating cancer and methods of inhibiting cancer cell proliferation and inducing cancer cell apoptosis.


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King Fahd University of Petroleum, Minerals, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology | Date: 2016-09-30

A zwitterionic monomer and corresponding cyclopolymerized polyzwitterion () (PZ) (i.e. poly(Z-alt-SO_(2)). Phosophonate ester hydroloysis in PZ gave a pH-responsive polyzwitterionic acid () (PZA). The PZA under pH-induced transformation was converted into polyzwitterion/anion () (PZAN) and polyzwitterion/dianion (=) (PZDAN).


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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals | Date: 2015-04-23

A liquid purification system includes a filter system having a set of filters with a feed stream, a concentrate stream, and a permeate stream. The feed stream constitutes an input to the liquid purification system. The liquid purification system also includes an electrodialysis system having at least one stack of at least one pair of electrodes, between which is disposed at least one cell pair having an anion exchange membrane and a cation exchange membrane. The electrodialysis system includes a diluate inlet, a diluate outlet and a concentrate outlet. The diluate inlet is fluidly coupled to the concentrate stream and at least a portion of the diluate outlet is fluidly coupled to at least a portion of the permeate stream to produce a purified output stream. A ratio of electrical conductivity of the purified output stream to the feed stream is no less than about 0.55.


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King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals | Date: 2016-09-30

Platinum(II) complexes having thione-based heterocyclic ligands as anticancer agents. The central platinum atom is coordinated by four of the ligands, each having a five-, six- or seven-membered heterocyclic ring with two nitrogen atoms at positions 1 and 3 of the ring and a thiocarbonyl group at position 2. Pharmaceutical compositions incorporated the platinum(II) complexes, methods of synthesizing the complexes and methods of treating cancers with the complexes or pharmaceutical compositions thereof are also described.


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King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals | Date: 2016-09-30

A system and method for linearizing a power amplifier using digital predistortion technique is provided including processing circuitry, the processing circuitry configured to apply a digital predistortion function based on a weighted static polynomial function, a weighted dynamic polynomial function and a threshold parameter which splits the nonlinear transfer characteristics of the device under test into a region where the static nonlinearity predominates and a region where the dynamic distortions predominate.


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King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals | Date: 2016-01-06

A method for detecting and quantifying haloether contamination in aqueous samples. A flow state is artificially induced upon an aqueous sample and a solid phase microextraction (SPME) fiber, upon which an electric potential is applied, is exposed to the flowing aqueous sample in direct immersion mode. Halide ions liberated from electrophoretically dehalogenated haloether compounds contained in the aqueous sample are absorbed upon the SPME fiber, then later desorbed at a gas chromatograph, separated into individual halide ions and analyzed by mass spectrometry. Effects of various parameters such as absorption time, sample pH, salt content, applied voltage, SPME fiber type, flow rate and background matrix are also described.


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King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals | Date: 2016-08-11

A method for extracting an analyte in a sample is described. A sample and a solution in a microwave-extraction vial are microwave-heated and agitated. A vapor produced in the vial can be extracted into a liquid-phase medium contained in a porous membrane bag situated in the vial. The liquid-phase medium containing the vapor extract may then be analyzed for an analyte with gas chromatography-mass spectrometry.


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King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals | Date: 2016-09-30

A method for assessing an inflow performance relationship for a horizontal well in heterogeneous solution gas drives reservoirs. A commercial simulator Eclipse is utilized to develop IPRs for horizontal wells producing oil from solution gas drive reservoirs. Firstly, a simulation model is developed where a base case is considered with typical rock, fluid and reservoir properties using a black oil model. Dimensionless IPR curves are generated by obtaining a set of points relating to flowing bottom-hole pressures to oil production rates. The effects of several reservoir and fluid properties such as bubblepoint pressure, oil gravity, residual oil saturation, critical gas saturation, initial water saturation, porosity and absolute permeabilities on the calculated curves are investigated. A new single empirical IPR model is obtained for horizontal wells producing oil from heterogeneous solution gas drive reservoirs suitable for systems with different reservoir permeability.


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King Fahd University of Petroleum, Minerals, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology | Date: 2016-09-30

A system and a method provide a photovoltaic system which regenerates the output characteristics of the photovoltaic at different ambient condition with high precision under all environmental conditions. The photovoltaic system includes a photovoltaic array, a buck/boost converter, a DC link capacitor to connect the buck/booster converter to a load/inverter, an adaptive network-based fuzzy inference maximum power point tracking controller, a voltage control loop, a proportional integral controller to maintain the output voltage of the photovoltaic array to the reference voltage by adjusting the duty ratio of buck/boost converter.


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King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals | Date: 2016-03-10

Methods and apparatuses are provided for channel equalization in a communication system. The method includes initializing, using processing circuitry, filter coefficients of an adaptive decision feedback equalizer randomly in a predetermined search space. Further, the method includes updating, using the processing circuitry, the filter coefficients. The filter coefficients are updated using a least mean square recursion when the filter coefficients are stagnant. The filter coefficients are updated using a particle swarm optimization procedure when the filter coefficients are not stagnant. Further, the updating step is repeated until a predetermined stopping criteria is met. Further, the method includes, filtering, using the processing circuitry, a received signal using the filter coefficients.

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